Author Archives: Rich

2020 Vision

It has been about two months since my last blog post. Since then, Thanksgiving and Christmas have come and gone and a new year is upon us. Not much to report on the melanoma, or even diabetes, fronts. I have … Continue reading

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Another anniversary

I haven’t posted here in a while, not since September. I haven’t had much melanoma news to share. I have scans scheduled for this month and am seeing my oncologist to discuss the results. I have no reason to believe … Continue reading

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Best Present Ever

This post is a little late in coming, but I celebrated another birthday this month. So that’s now two birthdays I have celebrated since my stage IV diagnosis last year. I wasn’t sure if I would make it to last … Continue reading → Continue reading

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More boring good news

We got the results of my scans yesterday and the report was as good as could be hoped for. My scans continue to show No Active Disease. My oncologist also said that he has a high level of confidence that […] Continue reading

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Zoom, zoom!

I wrote in an earlier post about recently fulfilling an almost lifetime dream of owning a two-seat convertible sports car. In its current iteration, this dream manifested itself in a charcoal grey mica Mazda Miata. I’ve had it for almost … Continue reading

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Keeping on the sunny side

This was my breakfast this morning. Actually, part two of my breakfast. My usual breakfast consists of a bowl of plain instant oatmeal (with cinnamon sprinkled in liberally), eight ounces of vegetable juice and two hard-boiled eggs. That’s what I … Continue reading

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Vacation is over

Note: In my last blog post I promised to talk about things I’ve been doing during my June respite from medical appointments. I hope to get to that in my next post, but first I want to talk about some … Continue reading

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Kicking my “Bucket List”, part two.

Since my last post, Kicking my “Bucket List,” I remembered another reason why I’m not a big fan of bucket lists. I had meant to include it in that post, but I forgot, so think of this post as an … Continue reading

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Kicking my “Bucket List”

Way back when, back when I was diagnosed as Stage IV, back in the once-upon-a-time of the summer of 2018, some people suggested that I might want to spend my remaining time checking off items from my bucket list. I … Continue reading

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In the news

I was contacted recently by a science journalist who was doing a story on new research that is being funded to study the incidence of type 1 diabetes as a side effect of checkpoint inhibitors (immunotherapy drugs such as Opdivo). … Continue reading

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